Sunday 13 October 2019

Joy Wreath

Hello and Welcome.
Today, I created a very simple CAS card using a new stamp from the set called Trendy Trimmings by Penny Black.  There are a few sweet images in that set for the holidays.

I began by creating my plaid background using some Copic markers.  After watching a video by Ardyth Percy, I felt brave enough to try it out.  It is really simple and fun to do too!
I chose 2 colours of Copics and drew my lines until I had a plaid I liked.  The nice thing about this technique is that you can make the plaid look any way you want it to be.
Using one of the Stitched Circle dies, I die cut a circle in the center of my plaid background.
I stamped the heart wreath with some Versafine ink on a piece of heavy white cs, then coloured it in using the same colours that I had used for my plaid background.  I added some Nuvo drops then glued the plaid over the stamped image.  
I pop dotted that panel onto a heavy white card base.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Little Red Wagon- CUT IT OUT
Simon Says Wed.- CHRISTMAS

Stamp- Trendy Trimmings (PB)
Inks- Versafine Clair Nocturne; Copic Markers
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Stitched Circle die (PB); Nuvo drops; pop dots


Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE that you created your own plaid paper!! I am going to have to try this technique. LOVE your pretty wreath in the middle!!

Lin said...

LOVE your yummy plaid, Karen, and the darling heart wreath! This card makes me smile!

Bunny said...

Beautiful job on the paper. Love the circle dies you used too. [Bunny]`

Bunny said...

I did get a chance to watch the video. Very nice and I'll definitely be trying it Thanks for the link. [Bunny]`

kiwimeskreations said...

You have really nailed the plaid here Karen - it's beautiful, and the 'heart' wreath is gorgeous behind it

Lori m said...

Very pretty card, hugs, Lori m

cuilliesocks said...

Love the plaid background Karen and the beautiful heart shaped wreath, beautiful card, Kate x

Mac Mable said...

Such a contemporary looking card with a wonderful colour choice. Such a pretty and unique Joy wreath and all finished off with the dimension from the drops. Striking card Karen x.

Pat said...

I watched Ardyth's video and it is amazing all the different looks you can get and I like your effect with wider and narrower stripes and just the two colours Karen, and the pretty heart wreath in the ornate die cut circle looks fabulous. x

JanR said...

Fabulous card, Karen! So cool how you did the plaid. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Bonnie said...

What a fun color combination, Karen! Love that plaid!